Anheuser-Busch and Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Racing to Keynote BIOGAS AMERICAS LIVE
Shift to Green with Biogas | Tuesday, September 10
On September 10, BIOGAS AMERICAS LIVE, the 100% virtual conference, will “Shift to Green with Biogas” with keynotes from two global brands who have been and are planning to use the biogas industry to reach their corporate carbon reduction goals and to support the growth strategy for their business. Both also have aspirations to be leaders in sustainable logistics, among other sustainability goals. The keynote session features Mark Young at Anheuser-Busch InBev and George Steinbrenner IV of IndyCar’s Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Racing and Steinbrenner Racing. Both organizations have energy and fuel needs, and need to act as leaders in their field in sustainability and renewable energy to grow their customer and fan base faster.

For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch has carried on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers. Today, they own and operate more than 100 facilities, including breweries, wholesaler distribution centers, agricultural facilities and packaging plants. In this context, it’s especially impressive that Anheuser-Busch InBev is transitioning to become a global leader in sustainable logistics and just made a major announcement to fuel their fleet with renewable natural gas made from biogas. Anheuser-Busch’s fleet announcement is exciting in its own right, but it’s just the latest decision in their forward-looking corporate strategy to handle waste from their massive brewery in St. Louis, MO and meeting on-site energy needs--especially thermal needs that can’t be met economically with renewable electricity.
Coming into the 2020 season, INDYCAR owner George Steinbrenner IV already had heads turned. Together with driver Colton Herta, who he has fielded for four consecutive seasons, they represent the youngest-ever race and pole winners in INDYCAR Series history as a team owner and driver. With a vision toward team and INDYCAR Series growth, Mr. Steinbrenner also has a strong desire for his team be a leader in sustainability and social inclusion. As a young and winning team, making Steinbrenner Racing a sustainability leader in the sport could be the perfect way to attract new fans. But there’s a lot of work to be done. Traveling INDYCAR teams have significant energy needs—most notably fuel and on-site electricity for hospitality and garages. In addition, most race venues host enormous numbers of fans in the stands and campgrounds with waste management and additional energy needs. (The Indianapolis 500 is the largest sporting event in the world.)

Join us September 10 at 2pm ET to learn from the path these leaders have already paved and discover new opportunities for the growth of your business. This session is the first of 13 virtual conference sessions featuring nearly 70 speakers held every Tuesday and Thursday until October 1. Register today!
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George M. Steinbrenner IV, Andretti Harding Steinbrenner Racing
Introduced by: Jim Crouse, Capstone Turbine Corporation

A life-long racing enthusiast, George Michael Steinbrenner IV has taken the approach of learning the business of motorsport from the ground up, beginning as an intern at Bryan Herta Rallysport in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Series ahead of forming Steinbrenner Racing in 2016.

Steinbrenner enters 2020 fielding Colton Herta for a fourth consecutive season, where together they represent the youngest-ever race and pole winners in INDYCAR Series history as a team owner and driver, respectively.

With a vision toward team and INDYCAR Series growth, Steinbrenner Racing expanded during the 2020 season in continuing partnership with Andretti Autosport by entering INDY PRO 2000 presented by Cooper Tires. A series designed to develop young and talented drivers into the future stars of the NTT INDYCAR Series, Andretti Steinbrenner driver Devlin DeFrancesco is the current series points leader.
Mark Young, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Introduced by: Bryan Nudelbacher, US Gain

Mark Young is the Director for Transport Procurement and Sustainability at Anheuser-Busch InBev. Continuing their efforts to position Anheuser-Busch as a leader in sustainable logistics, Mr. Young was responsible for transitioning more than 180 trucks, representing approximately 30% of the company’s dedicated fleet, to run on renewable natural gas. Previously, he has managed transportation strategy and merchandise logistics for Walmart. Mr. Young received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
Bernie Sheff, Montrose Environmental Group

Bernie Sheff holds both Bachelors and Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University. He has been a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan since 1988 and is also registered in the states of Massachusetts, Ohio and Indiana. He started his career with STS Consultants (STS) in 1984 as an assistant project engineer. He became the VP of the Michigan region for STS and completed his first digestion project as part of a 1 MGD wastewater treatment facility in 1991. This facility a large beef abattoir in SW Michigan was one of many projects in the animal processing arena including systems at duck, chicken and hog operations.

Since early 2000 he has focused on nutrient recovery, sand separation and digestion in the agricultural market, most significantly the dairy industry and the co-digestion of residuals from confined feeding operations and food processing residuals. As a 3 year board member, in November of 2014 he was elected as Chairman of the Board of the American Biogas Council.
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